History Literature / NakedLunch

30th May '16 6:40:27 PM Aspr3
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* FakeBrit: A.J., whose British accent 'waned with the British empire'.
30th May '16 6:37:48 PM Aspr3
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* BannedInChina: In 1965, this was the last major work of literature to get unbanned in the American town of Boston (which [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banned_in_Boston banned quite a lot of things]].)
27th Mar '16 5:29:12 PM ThePocket
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* WordSaladTitle: Created accidentally by Burroughs' friends Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac; while the work was still in progress, Ginsberg was reading aloud from the book (a portion, ironically, that was cut in later drafts), and Kerouac misheard two words and blurted out something like: '"Naked ''lunch?''" What the hell does ''that'' mean?'

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* WordSaladTitle: Created accidentally by Burroughs' friends Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac; while the work was still in progress, Ginsberg was reading aloud from the book (a portion, ironically, that was cut in later drafts), and Kerouac misheard two words and blurted out something like: '"Naked ''lunch?''" "'Naked ''lunch'''? What the hell does ''that'' mean?'mean?"
19th Jan '16 6:35:48 PM JakesBrain
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* WalkingTheEarth: Essentially what Burroughs did in the fifties, migrating from Chicago to New York to Mexico to South America to Tangiers to London. ''Junky'', ''Queer'', and ''Naked Lunch'' are all based on these experiences.

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* WalkingTheEarth: Essentially what Burroughs did in the fifties, migrating from Chicago to New York to Texas to Mexico to South America to Tangiers to London.London to Paris. ''Junky'', ''Queer'', and ''Naked Lunch'' are all based on these experiences.
19th Jan '16 6:29:21 PM JakesBrain
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* {{Eagleland}}: Occasionally comes in for its share of brutal criticism, but two characters worth mentioning are Clem and Jody -- a pair of vaudeville comedians turned KGB agents, whose sole mission is to travel around the Third World acting like the worst Eagleland stereotypes possible in order to ruin America's reputation.



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ZeroGSpot: "Ever make sex in no gravity? Your jissom just floats out in the air like lovely ectoplasm, and female guests are subject to immaculate or at least indirect conception..."
19th Jan '16 6:16:37 PM JakesBrain
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Some editions of the book include an author's foreword, where Burroughs [[DontExplainTheJoke explains the title]]. The phrase "naked lunch" is meant to describe the [[CassandraTruth unvarnished truth about what people do to survive in society]]. The specific lunch that Burroughs wants to unclothe is the custom of [[ThouShaltNotKill capital punishment]]. He objects to the fact that many [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner people who endorse capital punishment]] are still reluctant to pull the switch, throw the first stone, or otherwise take on the moral responsibility for what he considers murder. In a sense, "naked lunch" is the opposite of euphemism. Thus his famous quote, "Let them see what is at the end of that long newspaper spoon." Of course, Burroughs, by his own admission, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs doesn't remember writing most of the actual text of the book]], so the author's foreword could very well be RetCon.

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Some editions of the book include an author's foreword, where Burroughs [[DontExplainTheJoke explains the title]]. The phrase "naked lunch" is meant to describe the [[CassandraTruth unvarnished truth about what people do to survive in society]]. The specific lunch that Burroughs wants to unclothe is the custom of [[ThouShaltNotKill capital punishment]]. He objects to the fact that many [[JudgeJuryAndExecutioner people who endorse capital punishment]] are still reluctant to pull the switch, throw the first stone, or otherwise take on the moral responsibility for what he considers murder.the killing of a human being. In a sense, "naked lunch" is the opposite of euphemism. Thus his famous quote, "Let them see what is at the end of that long newspaper spoon." Of course, Burroughs, by his own admission, [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs doesn't remember writing most of the actual text of the book]], so the author's foreword could very well be RetCon.
20th Nov '14 10:55:09 PM CaiusCaligula
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* BodyHorror: All over the place, but most prominently the "asshole monologue" and the description of Bradley the Buyer.
2nd Jul '14 6:43:42 PM TVRulezAgain
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My God, how do you summarize the 1959 novel ''Naked Lunch'', the seminal work of [[TheBeatGeneration beat generation]] author Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, in mere words?

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My God, how do you summarize the 1959 novel ''Naked Lunch'', the seminal work of [[TheBeatGeneration [[Creator/TheBeatGeneration beat generation]] author Creator/WilliamSBurroughs, in mere words?
22nd Jun '14 11:15:12 AM MarkLungo
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A {{dystopia}}n sci-fi meets ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante's Inferno]]'', but experienced by a heroin addict in the [[TheFifties 1950s]]. A carnival of everything middle-class America apparently feared at the time: [[FetishFuel experimental sexuality]], [[DrugsAreBad drug abuse]], foreigners, [[WhiteDudeBlackDude interracial relations]], [[ScienceIsBad 'forbidden sciences']], [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode comic books]], [[PoliceAreUseless gang violence and mob rule]]. A TakeThat against traditional American values and [[{{Hypocrite}} perceived hypocrisies]] which reads like a collaboration between Allen Ginsberg and Encyclopedia Dramatica.

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A {{dystopia}}n sci-fi meets ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante's Inferno]]'', but experienced by a heroin addict in the [[TheFifties 1950s]]. A carnival of everything middle-class America apparently feared at the time: [[FetishFuel experimental sexuality]], [[DrugsAreBad drug abuse]], foreigners, [[WhiteDudeBlackDude interracial relations]], [[ScienceIsBad 'forbidden sciences']], [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode comic books]], [[PoliceAreUseless gang violence and mob rule]]. A TakeThat against traditional American values and [[{{Hypocrite}} perceived hypocrisies]] which reads like a collaboration between Allen Ginsberg Creator/AllenGinsberg and Encyclopedia Dramatica.
22nd Jun '14 11:14:27 AM MarkLungo
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A {{dystopia}}n sci-fi meets ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante's Inferno]]'', but experienced by a heroin addict in the [[TheFifties 1950s]]. A carnival of everything middle-class America apparently feared at the time: [[FetishFuel experimental sexuality]], [[DrugsAreBad drug abuse]], foreigners, [[WhiteDudeBlackDude interracial relations]], [[ScienceIsBad 'forbidden sciences']], [[ComicsCode comic books]], [[PoliceAreUseless gang violence and mob rule]]. A TakeThat against traditional American values and [[{{Hypocrite}} perceived hypocrisies]] which reads like a collaboration between Allen Ginsberg and Encyclopedia Dramatica.

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A {{dystopia}}n sci-fi meets ''[[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante's Inferno]]'', but experienced by a heroin addict in the [[TheFifties 1950s]]. A carnival of everything middle-class America apparently feared at the time: [[FetishFuel experimental sexuality]], [[DrugsAreBad drug abuse]], foreigners, [[WhiteDudeBlackDude interracial relations]], [[ScienceIsBad 'forbidden sciences']], [[ComicsCode [[UsefulNotes/TheComicsCode comic books]], [[PoliceAreUseless gang violence and mob rule]]. A TakeThat against traditional American values and [[{{Hypocrite}} perceived hypocrisies]] which reads like a collaboration between Allen Ginsberg and Encyclopedia Dramatica.
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